23 May

With Republicans like these, who needs Republicans? [Reader Post]

                                       

It’s no wonder we’re so screwed.

Barack Obama has decided that he is the king of the United States and Republicans are in meek compliance. Obama unilaterally took us to war in Libya on a false premise. Libya was never an imminent threat. Obama invoked the War Powers Act in defense of his actions but now that the 60 days has passed Obama simply declared that he will simply not abide by the law.

In an effort to satisfy those arguing he needs to seek congressional authorization to continue US military activity in accordance with the War Powers Resolution, President Obama wrote a letter to congressional leaders this afternoon suggesting that the role is now so “limited” he does not need to seek congressional approval.

“Since April 4,” the president wrote, “U.S. participation has consisted of: (1) non-kinetic support to the NATO-led operation, including intelligence, logistical support, and search and rescue assistance; (2) aircraft that have assisted in the suppression and destruction of air defenses in support of the no-fly zone; and (3) since April 23, precision strikes by unmanned aerial vehicles against a limited set of clearly defined targets in support of the NATO-led coalition’s efforts.”

Never mind that Obama has lied about virtually every aspect of the Libyan involvement right from the start, which is why you’re an idiot to believe anything Barack Obama says.

There was a time when democrats thought this was a bad thing:

Hillary Clinton: “If the administration believes that any, any use of force against Iran is necessary, the president must come to Congress to seek that authority.”

Joe Biden:“I want to make it clear. And I made it clear to the President that if he takes this nation to war with Iran without Congressional approval. I will make it my business to impeach him. That’s a fact. That is a fact.”

And the Republicans?

Lindsey Graham whined recently about Fox News hindering Graham’s efforts at amnesty.

“In today’s world, it’s very hard for bi-partisan agreements to be formed,” said Graham, “because those who don’t like what you’re trying to do are able to generate a lot of pushback early on, so this 24 hour news cycle makes it very, very difficult, but not impossible.

“Let’s talk about immigration. When Fox News is saying ‘amnesty’ 24 hours a day, it makes it harder for me to get people on my side,” he added. “When the left, through MSNBC, talks about the tax cuts being a sell-out and going back to Bush policies, it makes harder for our Democratic colleagues.

Graham is a RINO. He is a closet democrat who is stupid enough to support the Schumer amnesty program, and here’s where Graham amply demonstrates just how much of a fool he is:

In March 2011, Graham said, “If you secure your border, control who gets a job in America, I’m more than willing to give a legal status to the 10 or 12 million so they don’t have to live in fear, but they come out of the shadows, they identify themselves, they pay a fine, they work, pay taxes, they learn our language, and if they want to be a citizen, they get in the back of the line.”

First, the Mexican border is not secure and there is no border security in sight.

Second, this is an amnesty bill. It rewards those who have broken the law.

Third, Graham seems entirely incapable of understanding a fundamental principle in human behavior: if you reward bad behavior, you will get more of it. All this amnesty would do is incentivize more illegals to invade the country and be signed up for the promise. Especially in a time of high unemployment, the last thing this country needs is a further influx of unskilled labor in need of social services and support.

HHS has approved another 200 Obamacare reform waivers, with about 20 percent of those going to “luxurious hotels, gourmet restaurants, hip nightclubs, day spas and four-star hotels” in Nancy Pelosi’s district.

But fear not:

Pelosi’s office denies any personal connection to the companies in her district that were awarded waivers.

So it must be true.

In addition, one of the most ardent supporters of Obamacare- the AARP- has also been granted a waiver. And it’s all about the money.

The AARP was a driving force behind getting Obamacare through Congress, contributing a large sum to the $121 million advertising campaign pushing it, and spending millions more lobbying for it on Capitol Hill.

The senior citizen advocacy organization stands to make huge profits from Medicare Advantage cuts and from the exemptions it will benefit from when it comes to the Medigap plans sold under what AARP CEO A. Barry Rand calls the AARP’s “for-profit side.”

The AARP’s support of Obamacare during the debate over the legislation raised lots of eyebrows nationwide, as President Obama called for $313 billion in cuts to Medicare to push the plan through. Seniors weren’t happy about it, and many ripped AARP representatives at town hall meetings nationwide.

Now, though, it’s clear that the AARP is set to make millions, if not billions, of extra dollars in Medigap plan sales moving forward because they’ve effectively knocked out their biggest competitor, Medicare Advantage, through Obamacare.

And the Republicans? This is the best conservatives can get:

I want to see someone with the same attitude democrats had when they controlled all of Congress, i.e. “Go f**k yourself”. I want to see some fire in the belly. With Republicans like these, we don’t need Republicans.

About DrJohn

DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education. DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed. Except for liberals being foolish.
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18 Responses to With Republicans like these, who needs Republicans? [Reader Post]

  1. mathman says: 1

    In Washington, DC we have a wonderful Sunday night program of old radio.
    Last night featured “Anna and the King of Siam”. In this dramatization the King tells Anna that he is not above the law; rather, he IS the law. He explains carefully to Anna that the King can never be wrong, since the King embodies the nation of Siam in his royal person.
    Anna tries to explain to him that this opinion makes him a barbarian in the view of the civilized nations of the world.
    So there it is. President Obama is King Obama, barbarian, with no Anna to tell him that he is poorly regarded everywhere.
    And there is no dress-up chance to alter this opinion, no matter what the handlers do.
    Now Zippy is trying to ‘splain that 1967 borders for Israel does NOT mean 1967 borders for Israel, that since the Old City the Wailing Wall were under Jordanian control in 1967, this does not mean a return to the exile of the Jews from their own holiest sites, and so on.
    Look out, Millard Fillmore. You now have real competition.

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  2. thebronze says: 2

    Great post, Dr. John!

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  3. retire05 says: 3

    Lindsay Gramnesty wants the illegals to get in the back of the line? Well, if admission to the U.S. is the desired goal, wouldn’t the back of the line be in their native homeland and not already here? Gramnesty is another fool who thinks that the people flooding across our southern border are simply interested in becoming U.S. citizens. They’re not. Why should they become citizens when they are already entitled to everything this nation has to offer once they have dried off from their swim across the Rio Grand? Here is a thought: seal the borders from illegals (yes, it can be done), track down those who have overstayed their visas and deport them, impose maximum penalties on employers who hire illegals, make the E-Verify program fool proof, end all social benefits for illegals including education, housing, food stamps, and anything other than emergency medical care.

    “The Commission believes it is essential to control illegal immigration if we are to have a credible immigration policy. We believe legal immigration is in the national interest, but see illegal immigration as a threat both to our long tradition of immigration and to our committment to the rule of law.”

    Barbara Jordan (D) – 1995

    Not since FDR have we seen such patronage politics as we do now with the Obama administration. States that voted blue in 2008 see a quick reaction to natural disasters, states that voted red are left to take care of themselves. Businesses and organizations who have supported Obama in the past, are given waivers from his unaffordable health care boondoggle with the biggest list being those unions and groups like AARP. A DoJ that is out of control that refuses to prosecute the New Black Panthers even though testimony was given by a famed civil rights lawyer that it was the worst case of voter intimidation he had ever seen, a refusal to enforce DOMA and taking up the cause of a Muslim teacher who wants to go to Mecca, yet sues a state that is trying to protect its citizens from a government who refuses to to its job. And of course, the support of nations where terrorism breeds and throwing our only ally in the Middle East under the bus.

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  4. Blake says: 4

    There are two camps- the “Whiner”, or “Incumbent” Republicans, and the Tea Party Republicans- we need more of the latter- the ones who can say, “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!” and actually not care about whether they are reelected, but that Obama doesn’t make the legislative process null and void- because then he’d really think he’s king. Right now he all but thinks it, with his executive orders and Cass Sunstein’s regulations- with these two things, he has managed to bypass much of the legislation Congress is supposedly responsible for. And Congress has jusst stood by, like a whupped puppy.

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  6. Ivan says: 5

    YES!!! Good to see Dr. John and the rest waking up to what I’ve been saying: The Republicans are no better than Obama.

    The time to quit picking on dummy Obama has passed, the Republicans aren’t even an opposition party.

    I TOLD ALL OF YOU SO.

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  7. Dan says: 6

    Republicans came to power in the mid 1850’s and the Democrats before that time. Both have controlled Congress for nearly 160 years. During that time they have both expanded Congress’s powers far beyond the enumerated powers in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution at the expense of the people’s 10th Amendment rights. They are two factions of one big Socialist Republicrat machine. We do not have a two party system.

    Republicans will never stand up against the Democrats with any veracity as to do so would be to criticize like minded Republicrats thereby jeopardizing the powers they have Unconstitutionally usurped from the people.

    The only chance Conservative and the Tea Party movement has to restoring the limited government principles the founding fathers instilled in the Constitution is to unite against both either with a Conservative party or as unaffiliated voters.

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  8. johngalt says: 7

    @Ivan:

    In defense of the “others” (I need no defense myself on this), they have understood your points quite clearly, and many have been put forth within this site on numerous different posted articles. Their only point of contention was that your abrasive manner and words lent more to the idea that we conservatives needed to quit criticizing Obama completely, and concentrate on the wrongs the GOP was/is doing. That may not be what you intended, and I believe that it wasn’t, but that is how you’ve come across here. I’m not criticizing your content, only the manner in which it was put forth.

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  9. DrJohn says: 8

    @Ivan:

    YES!!! Good to see Dr. John and the rest waking up to what I’ve been saying: The Republicans are no better than Obama.

    Most Republicans are definitely better than Obama. Some of us have not been asleep, Ivan, we’ve been patient.

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  10. Rob in Katy says: 9

    Will he leave office peacefully or do you think that he will need to be removed by force…he isn’t one for following laws or abiding by rules. Losing an election or running out of terms may not be something that he understands?

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  11. Ivan says: 10

    Rob,
    If Obama is a bank robber, the Republicans are driving the get-away car.

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  12. Ivan says: 11

    Johngalt said:

    Their only point of contention was that your abrasive manner and words lent more to the idea that we conservatives needed to quit criticizing Obama completely, and concentrate on the wrongs the GOP was/is doing.

    Abrasive? When referred to Boehner as “Cry baby” in January-because I correctly predicted he would sell out the conservatives who put him in office-the “conservatives” here, including Mata, called me every name in the book!

    Let’s face it, I’m the guy who says the “King has no clothes” and the rest of you are finally catching up.

    We need to attack with derision our leaders because they are worthy of our contempt. Don’t you get it, yet?

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  13. johngalt says: 12

    @Ivan:

    You’re arguing with the wrong guy, Ivan. I’ve been stating, for nearly as long as you have, that the GOP liberals aren’t any better than the democrat liberals, and that the only thing that will change by voting in who the GOP leadership wants, is that we get a little slower death. Check on some of my past comments. They won’t be hard to find.

    As for your postings, they were quite abrasive, almost as if you were condemning those criticizing Obama, whether they were right or not, simply because they weren’t including the GOP in their criticisms. As I said, above, I don’t believe that was your intent, but it certainly was how you came across, hence, the resistance from other conservatives here to your message.

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  14. Tom says: 13

    @retire05:

    Not since FDR have we seen such patronage politics as we do now with the Obama administration. States that voted blue in 2008 see a quick reaction to natural disasters, states that voted red are left to take care of themselves.

    Playing fast and loose with the facts again, eh, Mr. Retire? Apparently Obama (who is in Europe) hasn’t gotten to MO quickly enough to suit you, yet I don’t recall you broadcasting a reaction to his response to the tornados that rampaged across Alabama and much of the South last month. Did you have a problem with his signing an emergency declaration for Alabama, calling in FEMA, or his touring the state’s hardest hit areas? Was it the well receieved swift response for a “blue” states like Alabama that you call “patronage”? Naturally, you must expect a much more “red” state like Missouri would be left to fend for themselves because, as you wrote, Obama always checks his 2008 score card.

    2008 election results by state http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/state/

    Alabama: McCain 61% Obama 39%
    Missouri: McCain 50% Obama 49%

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  15. MataHarley says: 14

    Tom: Apparently Obama (who is in Europe) hasn’t gotten to MO quickly enough to suit you, yet I don’t recall you broadcasting a reaction to his response to the tornados that rampaged across Alabama and much of the South last month.

    uh… wha…?

    You may be addressing retire05, Tom. But what part about 60 days with the War Powers Act seems like a deadline that sneaks up on you? Or perhaps constitutional compliances is just optional in Obama’s view. After all, he delivered the “notice” on the very even that Congress left town for spring break hiatus. Apparently, he didn’t feel like it was important enough to get their stamp of approval to call them back.

    Don’t care about the FEMA responses. Natural disasters are something that requires state officials to respond first. Not that this little factoid stopped you lib/progs from screaming foul on Katrina and the LA Gov’s lack of planning, as well as the mayor’s.

    But I will take issue that there is nothing about Libya and the US involvement here that should be ignored. He ain’t doing nothing but traveling, campaigning, posturing, as well as pouring US money and providing US troop lives and equipment for int’l leaders to command into the arena.

    There is no other plausible reason for him missing this deadline save that he’s hoping no one will notice, and depending upon people like you to defend his anti-constitutional behavor. After all, he’s busy in Ireland, tipping Guiness, while the US focuses on more natural disasters and anything other than what this POTUS is bound to do by sworn oath.

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  16. batman says: 15

    Dr. John, excellent post. Similar sentiments here. I used to send money to the G.O.P. Not a lot, but gave some. But, then stopped, when they lost their way. About the time when there was talk of “1,000 points of light,” and “a new world order”; A “kinder, gentler nation.” Apparently, the rest of the country did, also. Interest was lost, way too busy working, than to vote in all of the elections. But that G.O.P. sure started looking a lot better after 8 years of blow me harder, wanna do some lines, Monica??? In that toot, China went from becoming a mortal enemy to our “most favored trading nation.” Then, their was Enron. The .com bust. The big recession. In 2000, the country actually liked George. Anything to bring this nation back to what Ron had built. But, the things that were set up by blow-me Monica, and that peanut farmer, really began to unravel quickly. The planes hit the buildings. George Jr. was oh so much better than his father. But, he wasn’t Ron. Though, this nation must still thank God we had G.W. when we had him. Just imagine what the country would look like right now if we got the inventor of the internet? We’d all be speaking French, or praying east every few hours. So, in the eyes of the myopic G.O.P. that I am now the problem. Because I didn’t give. . Sorry pals. But, I really don’t have all that much money to give anymore. The government steals most of it. And, gives it to George Soros investments, or community organizations, or illegal aliens. Then, RINOS started appearing openly, and crossing the aisles, and passing insane legislation that publishes my name, address if I do give. Pass a can at a tea party event, I’ll put what cash I can place, into it. To fill out forms, revealing my personal details, forget it. This makes it virtually impossible for a decent upstanding party that follows the rules of the law to find a decent, non-millionaire type candidate like Ronald Reagan, or Abe Lincoln. Not to mention, all of those ever increasing number of George Soros (cirrhosis) run organizations backing the opposition. They’re able to come up with 3/4’s of a billion to run a Kenyan for POTUS. Now, George Soros has 150 organizations empowering the opposition. And, instead of General Motors, they now have Government Motors. The same goes for Government Electric. And, I’ll wager these hope and change outfits aren’t backing the G.O.P. They’ll easily make their billion or more for the Kenyan. Meanwhile, we now have this bunch of emasculated, cry-baby, Milquetoast. RINO, republicrats that are awarded a majority in the house. But, instead of embracing the tea party empowering freshmen, sneer at them! So, the GOP continues, cash-strapped, in the minority pattern, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Face it, this nation is yearning for some good, old fashioned, honest conservatism. And, the G.O.P. ignores it. It’s so evident: Even on the left coast. Look what happened: After Gray Davis, was not California desperately looking for a Ronald, but got an Ahhh-nold? Nope. No Reagan here! The republican establishment is the problem. Ball-less wonders. It’s almost like George Soros has already bought them off. I am encouraged by the tea-partiers, and the untainted souls that truly love my country: The Sarahs, The Herman Cains, the Allen Wests. May they overcome and excise whatever malignancy is metastasizing in the G.O.P.

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  17. Dr John. I enjoyed the post! And that has to be the best picture I have ever seen of Graham. It really does him justice. And yes where have all the republicans gone with fire in their bellies, and steel in their spines. Its always the same old story, the democrats don’t budge, and the republicans cave. Been waiting for years now for some republicans to stand up and take the bull by the horns. And then we get one and Newt has to be the first Republican Contender to to try and appease the demmies by calling his plan “radical”. Same old story, same old republicans.

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  18. Blake says: 17

    @Tom: If you want to check a “scorecard”, look no further than Texas- When the POSOTUS was giving a speech trying to defend the indefensible ILLEGAL aliens, and making lame jokes about a moat, he was at the same time denying emergency status to the 2 million acres that were on fire from the drought in Texas.
    No mention of it at all. Further, when he was flying to El Paso to give that speech, and he was flying over the flooded Mississippi River, even aides said he didn’t even look out the window to see the devastation.
    And no- he hasn’t gotten to anywhere except the golf course or vacation soon enough- SOB should be beaten like a harp seal for his deriliction of duty.

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